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Gigamoto Oyster

Baynes Sound, British Columbia


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Baynes Sound, British Columbia
  • Farmed: 18 to 24 months
  • Average Size:
    2 inches
  • Available:
    October through May
Flavor Profile
Sweet and crunchy with a pleasant ocean finish and gentle melon notes.
Suggested Pairing:
Vinho verde
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Beach-grown and tumbled to mimic the look of a Kumamoto. Harvested by hand.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Baynes Sound; medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
  • Bottom:
    Pea gravel.
the Grower

Pentlatch Seafoods is a shellfish aquaculture corporation wholly owned by the K’omoks First Nation. Our oysters are cultivated on the beaches of British Columbia on sites located in the Comox Harbour, Royston and Baynes Sound. K’ómoks literally means the “Land of Plenty.” The K’ómoks First Nation, through their oral history, trace their habitation within their traditional territories back to the creation. Anthropological data shows the inhabitation of coastal people (Coast Salish) goes back at least 8,000 years, approximately to the time of the retreat from the last ice age. The K’ómoks First Nation today represents a historical blending of the descendants of the Island K’ómoks and Puntledge (Pentlatch) tribes.